Dice Head Light

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Dice Head Light
Dice Head Light Castine ME.jpg
Dice Head Light is located in Maine
Dice Head Light
Location Castine, Maine
Coordinates 44°22′57.6″N 68°49′7.86″W / 44.382667°N 68.8188500°W / 44.382667; -68.8188500Coordinates: 44°22′57.6″N 68°49′7.86″W / 44.382667°N 68.8188500°W / 44.382667; -68.8188500
Year first constructed 1829
Automated 1937
Deactivated 1937-2008
Tower shape Rubble Tower
Markings / pattern White
Focal height 134 feet (41 m)
Range 11 nautical miles (20 km; 13 mi)
Characteristic Fl W 6s
Fog signal none
USCG number


Part of Castine Historic District
NRHP Reference # 73000240[3]
Added to NRHP February 23, 1973

Dice Head Light is a lighthouse in the town of Castine, Maine. First established in 1829, the light was deactivated in 1937 and replaced by a skeleton tower 475 feet (145 m) to the south. When that structure was destroyed by a storm in 2007, however, the old light was reactivated in 2008.[4]

The lighthouse is listed on the National Register of Historic Places as a contributing property to Castine Historic District.[5]